Patient Rights & Responsibilities
As a recipient of health care in the Health Center,
You have the right:
- To receive considerate and respectful care.
- To receive an explanation of your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in terms you can understand.
- To receive the necessary information to participate in decisions about your care and give your informed consent before any diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is performed.
- To refuse treatment, except as prohibited by law, and to be informed of the consequences of the decision.
- To expect that your personal privacy will be respected by all staff at Health Services.
- To expect that your medical records will be released only with your written permission, in medical emergencies, or in response to court ordered subpoenas.
- To know the names and positions of people involved in your care by nametag and/or personal introduction.
- To full explanation of any research or experimental procedure proposed for treatment and the opportunity to give your informed consent before any procedure will begin.
- To ask and receive any explanation of charges that may be made by Health Services, even though thy may be covered by insurance.
- To obtain another medical opinion prior to any procedure.
You are responsible for:
- Providing accurate information about your past health history.
- Asking questions if you do not understand the explanation of your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, or any instructions.
- For providing the necessary personal information to complete your file.
- For any charges billed to you.
- For following the rules and regulations that are posted within Health Services.
- To know and understand your health insurance plan.